Mail for Inmates

Effective July 19, 2021, Bell County Sheriff's Department does not accept books mailed to inmates unless it is direct-shipped from the publisher.   For relevant case law you may research these cases: 


  • Turner v. Safely, 1987
  • Thornburgh v. Abbott, U.S. Supreme Court, 1989.
  • Bell v. Wolfish, U.S. Supreme Court, 1979.
  • Rights of Prisoners, Fourth Edition, vol. 2, p. 52-60.
  • Legal Aspects of Corrections Management, Third edition, p. 125-7.
  • Leachman v. Thomas, No. 99-20209, 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 39809 (5th Cir. Aug. 9, 2000)


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